I am also looking for the ancestors for Sarah Getchell Michels, who followed the Michels family to Illinois after her first husband, James, died.in Maine...later marrying the brother, John. The Samuel Getchell line is so confusing with so many choices. Is the Dennis Getchell line hers? Thanks!
I remember reading about Getchell birch in Ralph Moody's "The Fields of Home," part of the "Little Britches" autobiographical series. That one is about his time spent in Lewiston, Maine with his grandfather. I wonder if the surname and the tree name come from the same source?